Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
In a large skillet set over medium-high heat, brown the sausage. Use a potato
masher to press the sausage in the pan. It assures a nice crust
forms on the sausage. Then, using a wooden spoon, break apart the sausage as it cooks. Once the sausage is brown, add in the celery, apples
and onion and saute until fragrant and softened, about 5 minutes. Add in the parsley
, sage and thyme, and then add the chicken stock and scrape up any brown bits that have formed on the bottom of the pan. Season with pepper, turn off the heat and set aside.
Add the bread cubes to a large mixing bowl and add the sauteed
sausage and vegetable mixture. Toss to combine, and then add in the dried cranberries. Once the mixture has cooled slightly, add in the eggs
and toss until all ingredients are combined.
Line each cup of 2 nonstick muffin pans
with 2 slices prosciutto. Let the prosciutto hang over the cups. As they bake, this becomes crispy and delicious, plus the prosciutto shrinks up a bit as it cooks as well. Press the prosciutto
slices into the muffin cups to create space for the stuffing.
Once the muffin cups are lined, fill each cup with a heaping amount of stuffing
Bake the stuffing cups until golden brown on top and the prosciutto is nice and crispy around the sides, 20 to 25 minutes. Once cooked, remove from the oven and let cool in the muffin tins
until they are cool enough to touch, 5 to 10 minutes.
Remove, serve and enjoy!